Sheep Sorrel Herb

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Sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella) is a perennial herb native to Europe, Asia, and North America. It is a member of the buckwheat family and is related to other herbs such as dock and rhubarb. The plant is known for its small, arrow-shaped leaves and delicate, pink or red flowers. It grows in a variety of habitats, including meadows, grasslands, and along roadsides.

The leaves, stems, and flowers of sheep sorrel are all edible and have a sour, tangy flavor that is often used to add zest to salads, soups, tea and other dishes. The leaves of this sorrel are edible if used as an addition to recipes. It can be added for flavoring in stir-fries. Sheep sorrel is known to taste similar to rhubarb. 

Botanical Name: Rumex acetosella

Also known as: red sorrel, field sorrel, sour weed, petite oseille, Field sorrel, Red sorrel, petite osielle des brebis, surette